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Defending champ Wolfpack baseballers tamed

A pair of losses ended a promising season for Great Lakes Secondary’s boys baseball team. The defending OFSAA champions fell to Pickering High School 3 – 1 and Thornhill’s St. Elizabeth Catholic High School 6 – 1, eliminating the Wolfpack from the Western Ontario finals, held in Whitby on June 6. Great Lakes won Ontario… Read more »

Golden effort

Blake Foster of Northern Collegiate was a double gold medalist at the OFSAA West Regional Track and Field Championships in Cambridge recently, winning bot the junior boys shot put (16.12 metres) and junior boys discuss (55.61 metres). Bruce Smith, Special to The Journal

Take a gander

Point Edward photographer Mark Dease is joined by a gaggle of indifferent geese on The Point Lands while shooting photos of freighters on the St. Clair River. Despite a fog that rolled in quickly, he managed to capture images of the John G. Munson as the bulk carrier passed Sarnia. Glenn Ogilvie

Meeting to discuss extension of Rapids Parkway

The city is hosting a public meeting to explain its plan to extend The Rapids Parkway over what is currently part of the Howard Watson Nature Trail. The June 18 drop-in session at the St. Patrick’s High School cafeteria is part of the Environmental Assessment process and will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m…. Read more »

The Sarnia Journal trivia challenge

1 – The Confederation Bridge links PEI to what Canadian province?   2 – At a recent world championship in Las Vegas, Sarnia’s Brett Dewhirst broke a world record in what competition?   3 – The United States Bullion Depository is more commonly known by what name?   4 – Phoebe Croteau, a 16-year-old Northern… Read more »

Undefeated

The N.W.O. Wolfpac won the Men’s Intermediate division in the 2019 Game On 3-on-3 road hockey tournament in London recently, with a perfect 6 and 0 record to win the championship. Pictured are: (from left) Marc Greenwood, Brendan Greenwood, Christopher Greenwood, Ryan Greenwood, Joe Greenwood, Jeff Werden, and goalie Trevan Wright. Submitted photo.

Ball park makeover almost complete

Improvements to Sarnia’s oldest baseball field are headed to the bottom of the ninth. Backstop and netting are complete at Errol Russell Park and its field, says the city’s manager of recreation and planning, Ryan Chamney. Contractors are expected to complete masonry work and a bleacher access ramp by mid July, he added. Sarnia Braves… Read more »

D-DAY: ‘We knew some of us were going to die’

Tom Slater and Tom St. Amand The beach from Canatara Park to Blackwell Side Road stretches approximately eight kilometres, the width of Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when 15,000 Canadian soldiers were tasked with seizing it from the Germans. Seventy-five years ago, a number of Sarnians, many getting their first taste of action,… Read more »

Music, art, to highlight first-ever June Classic

Cathy Dobson A new summer event for art and music lovers is being launched this June and may help fill the void while Sarnia’s Artwalk is on hiatus. The June Classic will be hosted by the Davis Street Refined Fool and takes place Father’s Day weekend June 14 – 16. It’s being billed as a… Read more »